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Arroyo Chop House
Arroyo Chop House

Arroyo Chop House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arroyochophouse.com
  • Phone: (626) 577-7463
  • Hours of Operation: Sun-Thu 5:00pm-9:30pm

    Fri/Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Manuel Avila
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: For catering information please contact the restaurant.
  • Entertainment: Live piano player nightly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is offered to all Arroyo Chop House guests.
A word from Arroyo Chop House
A modern take on the classic American steakhouse, Arroyo Chop House is one of only a few restaurants in Southern California that serves exclusively USDA Prime beef. This strikingly handsome restaurant, inspired by the Arts & Crafts architectural style for which Pasadena is famous, is clad in rich mahogany and the cozy booths are bathed in seductive light.

Our steaks are aged and hand cut daily and then perfectly seared in a 1,500 degree oven. Traditional steakhouse side dishes include creamed spinach, baked potatoes, asparagus spears with hollandaise sauce, and Arroyo Chop House's famous onion rings. We also offer live Maine lobster and fresh fish, Alaskan King Crab legs, fresh oysters, and shrimp. Compliment your meal with a bottle from our award-winning wine list and finish the night with one of our delicious desserts such as a Grand Marnier soufflé, warm apple pie, butterscotch pudding or chocolate pecan pie.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first time at the restaurant. My older Pasadena friends go here regularly. I can see why this place is dependable-it's close by the neighborhood, has a top notch steakhouse vibe and terrific barrel aged Negronis. The menu is thoughtfully executed. The meat was quite good and executed perfectly. The only hiccup was my wait between courses. Otherwise, I can see why Pasadenans love the place for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Pasadena is still a food wasteland, and the Arroyo fills a niche."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "As usual, wonderful. Love my lemon drops and ahi tuna. Thank you!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "This evening was very disappointing. Though we had Open Table reservations and I indicated it was a special b'day, we were sat in the VERY busy and loud bar. I asked for a booth or other table, and was told nothing was available. We could not hear or understand the waiter, or each other. Of course the meat is delicious here - but not exemplary this night, and service seemed rushed, and somewhat unfriendly. As this is one of our guests favorite restaurants, I think she was quite disappointed."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "I love this place! Since it is a little bit more expensive, we only visit maybe once a year. It's always a special treat! The food is of the highest quality, and the waiters are very personable."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the Arroyo Chop House and it didn't disappoint. It was a birthday celebration and it was amazing. There was a card wishing my wife Happy Birthday and at the end of our dinner they surprised her with flowers which was the perfect end to the perfect evening. The wait staff was attentive but we never felt rushed. The food was absolutely amazing and the menu had enough choices for everyone. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was amazing. We had the Kobe NY steak which was so good. I would recommend the pancetta scallops. Those were mouthwatering! The only thing I would warn about is the noise level. My husband and I went for our anniversary and sat across from each other because the booth was for a single seater and we could hardly hear each other. Other than that this restaurant knows how to treat the guests. They knew it was our anniversary and gave us a bouquet of orchids. It was really nice of them."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Arroyo Chop House never disappoints! We had an amazing dinner with exceptional service as usual. Love this place!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food at the Chop house was outstanding! I had the lamb chops and my husband has the Porterhouse-absolutely delicious. But more so, we really enjoyed our waiter Mark-exceptional service..."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My son chose Th Chophouse for his last meal in LA before going back up to college. Superb service and amazing food. The Kobe Steak did not disappoint and my Hendrick G&T was spot on."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "After coming here for 25 years (since the 2nd week the restaurant converted to the Chophouse format), I wait for them to slip up and they never do! This is what makes a great restaurant that can live a quarter of a century: consistency of the experience. Always a nice relaxing setting with piano player, great food that's fresh and is always prepared the same way you last had it, nice wine and cocktail list, and wonderful service. Our server, Blair did his usual great job. Not intrusive or pushy; quick on the cocktails, sense of humor, and the orders went to the kitchen correctly. I rank the Chophouse in my top 5 along with The Metropolitan(Seattle), Hall's(Charleston, SC), Lucky's(Montecito), and Archie's Wayside(LeMars, Iowa)."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Choose this restaurant on a reccomend from a friend. Food was delicious but I can't overlook the small things. The restaurant was pretty empty when my hubby & I arrived. Hostess was less than friendly and we were only people waiting. Place was pretty empty yet we were given a table right on top of piano. I so do not like to play the race card but we were also the only african americans present at the time. Waitress was very nice, but the garlic bread we were served was cold. Restaurant opens for dinner @ 5:30 our reservation was for 6 & we arrived early. Drinks were excellent as was dinner but then our apple pie was cold!!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Very happy with the terrific service and quality of the meal"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We went to celebrate a b'day & they gave a bouquet of orchids (complimentary) which was a nice & classy touch. The steak was delicious and the mac-n-cheese is to die for, close tie with the Grand Marnier souffle. l definitely will be back to this restaurant as everything was perfect from start to finish."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "As usual the food is superb, the ambience is 10+, the noise.....it's people enjoying the food and the atmosphere. It's noisy but in a good way. The service is always Over the Top. I go to Arroyo Chopped House at least 2x a month and each time I got its alway alway top class. I have people visit my from out of the country and state and when I ask them where would you like to have dinner. They're answer is alway Arroyo Chopped House. Love everything about Arroro."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The service was great as was the selection and the food."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Excellent value for LA restaurant week. Although I could not resist the bone in filet off the fixed menu. Everything was superb . Service was excellent. One of our Pasadena/LA favorites."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "it was lil pricy but overall great service. and food was great i had porterhouse steak for 2 and mountain mushroom. it was worth it."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Really enjoy going there. Service and food are excellent every time."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Overall the food was great! Server seemed preoccupied but got our orders right and checked up on us regularly. Would come back again!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I brought my date for a special occasion - delivered a decorated cake to the Chop House a few hours in advance to be served for surprise dessert. Dinner was good and when he asked if we were having dessert, of course I said yes. He brought us a dessert menu. I asked him to check with kitchen and he seemed confused again. Then I asked him to check with the desk...after several minutes, he returned with ---------two slices of the special cake I had delivered earlier. I was flabbergasted. I asked about the cake and he said it was still in the kitchen "Do you want the rest of it?" I told him that the presentation was now ruined - he had no answer. A few minutes later he came back with a scoop of ice cream and a candle. I was speechless."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our dinner was excellent everything went well, except for the fact that the person that led us to the table only gave us the dine LA menu, didn't even bother giving us the regular menu, probably thinking we were teenagers and couldn't afford it. I go to arroyo chop house every year with my family for my birthday and also everyone else's birthday in my family. Just becuase I went with my friends that are my age doesn't mean they should look down on us!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My wife has been here through past work lunches, and had recommended it for the family to try it out for dinner, when she saw it in the LA restaurant week list. We ordered from the prix fix menu and the fillet mignon was cooked perfectly to our liking. Although there was no kids menu, our server recommended several options for our 7 and 10 year old boys, and the selections were perfect. They shared and finished a yummy ham n Mac n cheese, large prawns, as well as some of our mignon! Our boys had commented that they like the "dimly lit" restaurant! And this ambience too, was to our liking! Overall, this was a welcome experience and we will return in the near future."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food is always top notch. I've never had a bad experience here. We usually go for Dine LA Restaurant Week so it is an incredible value twice a year. We have gone during full price time and we still love it. Delicious."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My friends and I went there for the DINELA. We order the filet mignon and the cowboy ribeye. Both of them are so so so good. But the lobster mashed potato is just so so."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is not my first time here and it's true, the service is slightly slow... But this evening it was exceptionally slow. We were seated at 9:15pm and left at 11:13pm. There was approximately a 20-25 minute wait between courses. Other than that, the meal was great. Unfortunately, it was entirely too long to be seated there so I think we will visit another steak house in the future."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Always a great treat. Perfect petite filet, creamed spinach and BBQ shrimp salad. Nothing compares."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were seated at a booth as requested, and we had a terrific dinner for, and with, our nephew. Starting with waiting at the bar, we felt welcomed, and we were served well. The bartender was thoughtful and friendly. When we were seated at the table, we were greeted warmly by the server Mark, and his service was excellent throughout the night. Mark did not rush us, and we were able to spend quality time with our nephew. The service by everyone at the restaurant was excellent, as always. The food, of course, was excellent and prepared very well. The drinks were excellent, too. We had a nice, relaxing and happy time at Arroyo Chophouse, once again. Thank you, Arroyo Chophouse, for being so consistently excellent in all respects."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went to the this great restaurant during dineLA week and we thought to give the dineLA menu a try -- what a mistake... The food offered by the Arroyo was sub par and did a disservice to both the restaurant and the dineLA concept. Very salty oysters, tomato bisque soup that tasted as if it came from the can, bland cream spinach and just OK filet mignon. The desserts (cheesecake and brownie with ice cream) also did a disservice to such an acclaimed restaurant. Add to all this a very noisy dining room and the whole experience was disappointing. The restaurant should either not participate in dineLA or, if it does, it should make sure it maintains its high standards with the dineLA menu as it does with its regular menu."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very nice place to eat at. Will come back for more. Ribeye steak was delicious. Everything was nice and calm. Server were super nice and helpful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I've been here three times now, and it never fails to impress. It's still the best steak I've ever had and they have amazing sourdough bread. This time we also tried the caramelized sweet corn, and let me tell you, I would never have thought that a corn dish could taste that good! Wonderful food, wonderful service--you can just never go wrong choosing Arroyo."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was slow. Food was average at best. The environment felt dated. A good attempt at wanting to be a stand out restaurant. I kept wanting to find something to like and a reason to come back. Sadly it never happened. Nothing was terrible, just average. I had high expectations, and left feeling disappointed."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Best steak house in Los Angeles hands down, I've been to every steak house in la county and none come close to arroyo"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had salmon dinner with creamed spinach and broccoli on the side. Saltiest creamed spinach I ever had. Salmon was well done but a significantly small portion…"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I was here to take advantage of the dineLA. I will start with what I liked about the restaurant. The food was amazing, everything was really well cooked. We had the prefixed dinner. I had the filet mignon, with cream spinach, and mash potatoes. I had the New York cheesecake for desert. The ambiance of the restaurant was really nice, good music playing, good lighting. The service was horrible. We had a reservation for 7:15, but we were sat until 7:35. The waiter did not bother to ask if we needed anything, the whole night. At one point he came to ask if I wanted another coke, I was not having a coke, when I said I was ok with water he was very irritated by my answer. I would recommend to friends, but only for the food."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Another great experience at ACH! The food is always first rate, the cocktails delicious and the service top notch."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband and I come here often but this time came with work colleagues during DineLA week. Great menu for that. Really appreciate the fact you can get the soufflé's (with a supplement). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband & I have enjoyed ACH for many years so it was an easy choice for where we would go to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. Service was perfect. Food was perfection (recommend the ribeye, garlic mashed P's & fresh green beans). Showing their excellent care for their customers, after letting them know we were celebrating that evening, we were greeted at our table with a bouquet of freshly cut orchids. Classiness all around. After all these years, the ACH still ranks a perfect 5 star rating."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Mark, our waiter, was outstanding. He was very attentive and made sure our meals were to our satisfaction. The wait staff The food was excellent. We had the filet that pretty much melted in our mouths and several sides - all were cooked to perfection. The chocolate souffle was superb - very chocolatey and delightful."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Arroyo Chophouse can be expensive, but if you don't look at the price, you will be amazed. Food, ambiance and service was first class. The perfect dining experience. Highly recommend !"
    Dined on 7/5/2014